Chronic periodontitis

Histology Chronic Periodontitis

Aetiology Pcrsistcncc of bactcrial plaque. Progression of inflammation with tissue destruction is a common but not invariable sequel to chronic gingivitis there is wide individual variation for unknown reasons. Microbiology Many potent pathogens e.g. Porphyromonas species, and immunobgy capnocytophaga, Clostridia, fusobacteria, etc. can be isolated from periodontal pockets, but individual roles in tissue destruction are uncertain. Some e.g. Actinomyces species produce bone resorbing factors. A...